Tension still prevails in the relationship between Russia and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) against the background of the Russian military operation in Ukraine.
After NATO considered, yesterday, Tuesday, Russia’s nuclear threats dangerous and irresponsible, commenting on the statements of Russian President Vladimir Putin, about his country’s conclusion of an agreement with its neighbor Belarus to deploy tactical nuclear weapons on its soil, Moscow responded today.
Their goal is to divide Russia
The Secretary of the Russian National Security Council, Nikolai Patrushev, said in an interview with the Russian newspaper “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” that NATO countries have become a main party to the conflict in Ukraine.
He added that these countries have become exposed, considering that they no longer hide their main goal of defeating and dividing Russia.
He also continued that the United States is at the forefront in the number of wars it has fueled and its violation of the sovereignty of states, as he put it.
A speech to Putin angers NATO
It is noteworthy that the exchange of fiery statements and accusations has become commonplace between Russia and NATO countries, since the start of the Russian military operation in Ukraine last year.
The last of which was yesterday when NATO considered Russia’s nuclear threats dangerous and irresponsible, commenting on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s statements about his country’s conclusion of an agreement with its neighbor Belarus to deploy tactical nuclear weapons on its territory.
NATO confirmed in statements that the alliance closely monitors Russia’s nuclear threats, noting that it has not recorded changes in Moscow’s nuclear position that push the alliance to move.
Russian submarines disturb NATO
A spokesman for him said that Russia’s statements about the role of NATO in any nuclear escalation are misleading, as he put it, according to what was reported by the “Reuters” agency.
It is noteworthy that Putin announced two days ago that his country would respond to the West’s supply of depleted uranium missiles to Ukraine, noting that Russia possesses many weapons that it has not used yet.
He also considered that those who use such weapons will in fact work against their people and pollute the cultivated areas, pointing out that the depleted uranium munitions that the West will send to Kiev are not considered weapons of mass destruction, but they leave radioactive dust, and therefore they are very dangerous.
This comes as the Russian President announced that Moscow and Minsk had agreed to deploy tactical nuclear weapons on the territory of Belarus.
He pointed out that the necessary hangars for these aircraft are under construction in Belarus, and will be ready as of next July.
He stressed that the reason for this step was Britain’s announcement of its intention to supply Ukraine with depleted uranium ammunition, noting that Belarus had requested the deployment of Russian nuclear weapons on its territory for a long time.